I am interested and want to rent. What should I do?
Step 1: You register via the button homes – and then click on home selector – on the website www.hureninzeezicht.nl and state your housing preferences.
Step 2: You will then receive an e-mail to request a password for your personal housing file.
Step 3: You can add your personal and financial details in your personal housing file.
Step 4: Add the requested financial and personal documents to your housing file under the heading “my documents”. Which documents these are is already described on the project website under FAQ.
Step 5: When your file is complete, the rental team will try to assign you a home. Your file still has to be assessed by the rental team.
Step 6: If your file has been approved by the rental team, the property will be definitively allocated and you will receive the rental agreement and accessories.
Step 7: Now you have to wait for the delivery of the apartment and the moment that you can receive the keys. You will receive the definitive date of delivery to us on time.
Do I need to pay registration or brokerage costs?
You do not have to pay registration costs and there is no brokerage fee or commission. Before the start of the rental period, you will have to (have) transferred the first month of rent and the deposit through internet banking.
Income and verification
What are the income requirements for renting?
In order to qualify for renting a home, you should keep the following income requirements in mind, as a guideline:
- You have to be able to demonstrate that you have a gross monthly income of at least 3.5 times the rental amount. This gross income can include holiday allowance, a 13th month and fixed bonus payments.
- Any debts or other liabilities you may have will be deducted from your income.
Are you renting together with another person? Then the following applies:
- 100% of the second income can be taken into account.
Are you retired?
- You have to be able to demonstrate that you have a gross monthly income of approximately 3 times the monthly rent. This can include possible holiday allowance, as well as 10% of your personal assets.
Are you self-employed?
- Please contact us, for a tailor-made calculation. A standard minimum deposit of 3 months will be due.
Can parents or third parties act as guarantors should the conditions for income not be met?
Other parties cannot act as guarantors.
Does a benefit qualify and can it be taken into account when calculating my income?
A benefit is taken into account, provided it is a long-term benefit. For instance a WIA (Work Disability) benefit. If you are receiving such a benefit, we would like to receive the following information from you:
- The letter from the UWV (Employee Insurance Agency) granting you the benefit – instead of an employer’s statement
- A copy of the bank statement showing your receipt of the benefit payment.
Once we have received these, we will determine whether you meet the income requirements.
If I am a student, can I qualify as a renter?
You can only rent if you meet the income requirements, whereby a maximum of 2 incomes can be taken into account as joint income. Only two renters may be registered on one address as residents.
Unless these requirements are met, students cannot rent a home. Third parties (parents) cannot act as guarantors.
Will a security deposit be requested? If so, how much?
There will a standard security deposit equal to one month’s rent, including service charges. In some cases, the amount of the deposit will be higher, depending on the need for extra surety; for instance, if you are self-employed or have a temporary employment contract. When you are awarded an apartment, you will be informed of the amount of the deposit.
Where do I find the registration form?
Once the homes at Zeezicht become available for rental, the registration form will be accessible on the website – currently, this is not yet the case. Once this process starts, we would like to receive the documents listed further on.
Which documents should I upload with the registration form?
- A copy of proof of identity (not a driver’s license and no documents on which the BSN-number (social security number) and photograph have been made unrecognisable)
- Proof of registration in a municipality (uittreksel BRP)
- Landlord statement / mortgage statement issued by mortgage provider
Are you working in employment?
- Employer’s statement
- Annual tax statement
- Certified statement of employment history and wages (arbeidsverleden en loongegevens) issued by the UWV (Employee Insurance Agency). This can only be requested if you have a DigiD (digital identity), and can be requested on the following website. https://www.uwv.nl/particulieren/formulieren/digitaal-verzekeringsbericht.aspx. (A DigiD can be requested on digid.nl, and takes a few days to process.)
Are you retired / receiving an AOW (Old Age) pension?
- An annual AOW, and/or as the case may be, pension statement
- A copy of a bank statement proving that you have received AOW, and/or as the case may be, pension payments over the past 3 months
Are you self-employed?
- A recent copy (no older than 3 months) of your registration with the Chamber of Commerce
- Annual statements of the past 2 years (preceding the date of the signing of the rental contract) drawn up by an accountant / administration office
- A (financial) prognosis for the year to come.
And, insofar as applicable:
- A divorce agreement
- An overview of your personal assets
- Should you be selling your current home: the (provisional) sales contract + an overview of the remaining mortgage amount
- Should you be retaining your current home: an overview of the mortgage payments over the past 6 months.
Based on the documents provided, we will carry out a screening. Additional documents may be required in order to come to a decision. We will of course exercise the utmost of care with your documents.
How are the homes awarded?
The homes are awarded, based on the preferences you have indicated. Should there be more than one application for a home, lots will be drawn. The drawing of lots is carried out fully automatically by the system.
When will I hear if I have been awarded a home?
Once the possibility for registration has been closed at a point in the future that is yet to be determined, the awarding / drawing of lots will take place. Once this has taken place, our employees will digitally contact the first candidate of each home. Should we be unable to reach you, we will approach the next candidate at the latest five days later.
Do I need a housing permit for Zeezicht?
No, taking into account the rental segment of these homes, a housing permit is not required.
It goes without saying that Zeezicht offers a full-service concept, meaning that we will offer a wide array of services and will gladly help you with your household tasks. Be sure to make an appointment in which we will be happy to provide you with more information on the services that Zeezicht offers its residents.
Can I view the homes?
Since it concerns new-build homes, hard work is being done on the construction site and there are strict rules for entering the construction project, we cannot just enter the homes. We have a reference house that we can view by appointment. Naturally, the method of visit depends on future coronavirus protocols.
What is the minimum rental period?
You rent the home for a minimum of 1 year, as of the start date of the rental agreement. After this first year, the rental agreement can be terminated as of the first day of a month, taking into account a notice period of 1 full calendar month.
Are there any service charges, over and above the rental price?
The service costs are costs on top of the basic rent. These costs are € 105,- per month.
Certain costs are shared for the communal areas, which all residents use. You will always receive a separate statement of this and an annual overview of the service costs. The composition of the service costs is determined in a legal framework. More information about this can be found on the website of the national government.
Are there parking facilities near the homes?
You can park in Zeezicht’s underground parking garage. The mandatory parking space costs € 60 per month, and is not included in the rent.
Is it possible to rent a second parkingspace?
No, unfortunately Zeezicht only has one (mandatory) parkingspace per apartment.
A residents permit for a second car can be purchased at the municipality of The Hague. For this you need a statement from the landlord (property manager) stating that you cannot rent a second parking space in the parking garage.
When applying to the municipality, you must state the registration number of the car in the garage. This car cannot use the residents permit.
More information can be found here: https://www.denhaag.nl/en/parking/parking-permits/parking-permits-for-residents-and-their-visitors/parking-permit-for-residents.htm
Visitors cannot park in the garage. There is paid parking at street level.
Do the homes have their own storage unit for, for instance, bicycles?
Yes, the apartments have their own storage units in the underground area.
When will the homes be ready to be moved into?
The plan is for the homes to be ready to be moved into during the first quarter of 2021. Our aim is to inform you of the exact date 6 weeks beforehand. The rental contract will contain a specific clause dedicated to describing this procedure.
Completion of the homes /complex
What will the kitchen look like? What type of equipment will it have?
The handleless and luxury kitchen will be complete and ready-to-use, including: dishwasher, induction cooking plate, recirculation extractor, separate oven and microwave, and a refrigerator/freezer unit. The brand is Siemens. The kitchens will be either straight, corner units, or with a kitchen island, as indicated in the layout, and will come with a composite worktop.
The apartments on the 10th, 11th and 12th storeys will also have a wine cooler and a Quooker.
What are the bathrooms like?
The bathrooms will be completely finished. They will include a double sink with bathroom cabinet, mirror, shower screen, walk-in shower with comfortable rain shower head, and fixed lighting.
Apartment types E and F, on the 10th, 11th and 12th floors, will also have a bath. These two types of apartments also have a second bathroom with a bathroom cabinet and walk-in shower.
What is the separate toilet like?
The toilet has a hanging toilet and a sink and is fully tiled. The apartments on the 10th, 11th and 12th storeys will also have a cabinet and fixed lighting.
What are the walls like? Are there parts that will have been done differently?
All walls have attractive smooth glass-fibre wall paper (that has been painted) with exception of the meter cabinet. The toilet and the bathrooms are tiled, from floor to ceiling. The luxury floor tiles are 600 x 600 mm (colour Essential basalt) and the wall tiles are 300 x 600 mm (colour matt white). One wall in the shower corner has strip tiles, in the same colour as the floor tiles. The same is the case for the back wall of the toilet and the bathtub side (in home types E and F).
Every renter is given a fob to gain access to the building (each home is issued two fobs). Visitors can announce their arrival through the entrance tab by the main entrance. The home and storage units are accessed with the help of a key. The mail cabinet has its own key.
Can I drill holes / hang things / extend cables?
The electricity cables run through the walls. Should you wish to drill a hole, the cable tubes will have to be located first. Some rooms have cable tubes in the walls that are not in use, for future applications. Cable tubes may, under no circumstance, be routed into a floor or wall. All holes and adaptations must be closed when the homes are ready for occupation.
What type of floors do the homes have?
All rooms, with the exception of the bathroom and the toilet, have attractive PVC flooring.
How are the homes heated?
The temperature in the homes is regulated through comfortable floor heating and cooling. The bathroom has additional heating through a towel radiator rack. The homes make use of heat/cold storage, which is arranged through a utility contract between the renter and the provider.
Does Zeezicht have a lift?
The building has a lift that provides direct access to the living storeys and the parking garage.
How big are the storage units and where are they? Do they have lighting?
The size of the storage units varies, and they are all located on the parking level. In every storage unit there is one light, including fixture. Electrical points can be found in the general hallway.
Where can I stall my bicycle?
You can stall your bicycle in your own storage unit.
Are the apartments energy-efficient?
Yes, all the apartments are well-insulated. They have been issued energy label A and are connected to a heat/cold storage.